First published in 1999, this book examines the 'how' and 'why' of strategic planning, illustrates the vital role it plays in our day-to-day lives and explores its potential for helping to ensure the future viability of humanity and of the cultures and societies in which we live. The authors describe the processes and major impediments in high level strategic planning, introduce a new mechanism, new tools and processes and provide a number of case studies to demonstrate the use of the proposed methodology. 'Strategic Planning: Processes, Tools and Outcomes' will be invaluable reading for academics and students of planning and for planning practitioners around the world.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction. 2. How Planning is Performed. 3. Forecasting the Future. 4. Reasons for Failure in Planning. 5. The Planning Task. 6. Why We Use Models. 7. Genetic Algorithms. 8. Where We Need to Go from Here. 9. Paradigm Shifts – Trends and Coming Changes in Travel Patterns. 10. Model Construction and Interpretation of Results Global Warming?
’The book may be of interest to students of planning as something they can sharpen their teeth on...’ Planning